Clinton supporters plan to boycott Trump's inauguration to ruin his ratings


As millions of protesters flood the streets in opposition of the coming inauguration, Hillary Clinton supporters have found another tactic they feel will ruffle Trump's feathers most while taking the least amount of effort: Don't watch him.

Across the nation, Clinton supporters are uniting nationwide on Friday to produce the lowest-rated inauguration event in the history of televised presidency, turning their backs on the broadcast of day one of the Trump presidency.

Alishia Willaims, a former member of Pantsuit Nation -- what used to be a "secret" Facebook group created by Clinton supporters during the 2016 election cycle -- believes there's no better way to undermine the former reality star and real estate developer than to take away his ratings.

"I do not plan on watching at all," Williams told AOL News. "I have no interest in supporting their president."

"I don't feel that someone who represents racism can represent our country," Williams continued. "So, for the next four or so years, I have no president."

Williams joins the leagues of many other Clinton supporters who will be taking part in the inaugural viewing boycott on January 20.

"My TV will be on the cartoon channel all day," Clinton supporter Randi Sue Dampha said. "It will not go near the news or anything or any other channel."

However, some Clinton supporters are still mulling the impact the boycott will have on television ratings, and whether or not Trump would even care.

"As much as I'd like to 'opt out' and avoid the discomfort of witnessing his swearing in, it is more important that I do witness this historical moment," Ellen Byrne, another former member of the Pantsuit Nation said. "I don't believe that low TV ratings can penetrate the shield of Trump's narcissism."

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Still, people remain skeptical of the likelihood of that this boycott will be very effective.

A potential stumbling block to this plan is the assumption that each individual's personal viewership will have an effect on the program's ratings, unless that individual is a "Nielsen family" member.

Being that the Nielsen Company, the world's leading provider of information and insights into what consumers watch, only selects about 25,000 Nielsen households in the U.S. to determine television ratings and viewing habits for the remainder of the country, chances for Clinton supporters to hurt Trump's inaugural viewership may be slimmer than hoped.

While the president-elect predicted an "unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout" on Inauguration Day, the estimated 800,000-membered crowd still may face foreseeable challenges in topping President Obama's record 1.8 million turnout eight years ago.